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_____ 1. Biff refers to himself as a "bum"
A. and his father agrees tearfully
_____ 2. Happy could best be described as
A. upwardly mobile
_____ 3. Linda called her sons
I. "the scum of the earth"
A. I and II only
_____ 4. In Willy's mind the insurance money would go
A. to help Biff become a success
_____ 5. In the big showdown near the play's end, Biff protests that
A. none of the Loman men ever told the truth
_____ 6. One of the ironies attached to Willy's suicide is that
A. the play implies that the insurance company did not honor the policy
_____ 7. Willy would have been disappointed with
A. Linda's tribute at the graveside
_____ 8. In Charley's requiem for Willy, he said,
A. "A salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory"
_____ 9. When Willy says, "They'll come from Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire! All the old timers with the strange license plates," he is talking about
A. the New England customers for Biff's sporting goods
_____ 10. What has Biff been doing out West?
A. setting up a sporting goods store
11. Linda is the only major female character in the play. Discuss her influence on Willy.
12. How do Ben and Charley, both of whom have been "successful," represent opposite extremes for Willy?
13. The relationships between fathers and sons are important in this play. Contrast Willy's relationship with his father, Willy's with Biff and Happy, and Charley's with Bernard.
14. Analyze the degree of self-understanding Willy achieves before he kills himself.
15. Discuss how the Requiem affects our view of the whole play.